Monthly Archives: November 2015

NAG's Environmental Happy Hour at Muchmores in Williamsburg

Do you want to get involved with a North Brooklyn neighborhood group that cares about environmental issues? Join us for a drink! NAG’s happy hour will include a few quick (five minute) presentations by experts on a variety of local environmental issues then you can grab a drink and talk directly with the experts and your neighbors. You’ll have a chance to get all of your most pressing environmental questions and find out how to get involved. Muchmores bar & venue 2 Havemeyer St (at N9th) in Williamsburg Thur, Dec […]

Thanks for your support at our Gala! And now for some pics…

Thanks to everyone who supported our wonderful honorees and NAG at our annual Gala last week!   NAG Board Member Ward Dennis, presenting the  2015 NAG Hero Award to Jessie Braden and Korin Tangtrakul of Pratt’s SAVI.  They’ve been instrumental in the development of NAG’s ToxiCity Map.  Thank you Jessie and Korin! NYC Council Member Stephen Levin, presenting the 2015 Community Hero Award to T. Willis Elkins of the Newtown Creek Alliance and North Brooklyn Boat Club for his amazing local advocacy work related to the Newtown Creek and the environment. Also […]

Art Showcase at NAG Gala: November 6th, Biba Williamsburg

  NAG is excited to celebrate our 21st Anniversary party with an art showcase and silent auction. Naturally, the artists selected are all making some sort of commentary on the environment through their work. What they share is an expertise in the craft of transformation – as well as some of our fundamental values, like designing a more sustainable future for our community and reducing waste. From detritus, to cardboard, plastic bags and other found and discarded materials, we see a mess of ordinary, everyday objects reincarnated into curious, colorful […]

NuHart State Superfund Site: Update on Remedial Investigation (and Halloween Party!) 2

The NuHart site on Dupont St. and Franklin St. in Greenpoint has been getting a lot of attention recently.  The property owner, Dupont Street Developers, LLC has completed the Remedial Investigation phase of the New York State Superfund process– this sets the stage for the cleanup which the owner will propose for the site in the next phase (the Feasibility Study). On this past Saturday, Dupont Street Developers allowed a huge party to be planned at the NuHart property. Over 4,000 tickets were sold for the event. Residents and area officials learned of the […]